Students: Just too little time
Georgia Trimceski, founder and CEO of Mentorium GmbH, studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin and worked for many years as a freelance lecturer and mentor for mathematics at various universities. "I noticed very early that young scientists are often not sufficiently prepared at the universities, but the actual learning and understanding of the content does not take place in the lectures, but in the exercises afterwards," says the graduate engineer.
With the changeover to Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, the need for supplementary offers has even increased. "Today's students have less time to find themselves, their interests and specializations in their studies," criticizes Trimceski. "And then they have a bachelor, but do not know what they really want to do," he observed in the counseling routine.
Young scientists unlearn scientific work
Trimceski has also often failed to come to grips with the basic techniques of scientific work, mostly because of lack of time: "Today, students have to complete a large number of examinations and assignments in a very short time, and they probably do not feel that they have scientific techniques really help, "explains the mentor's founder. The result: instead of dealing with one thing thoroughly and gaining a solid foundation, the students jump from one to the next to check off their ruse as quickly as possible.
"Once such an approach has become established, it is difficult to change again," explains Trimceski, and he wants to remedy this with his offer: Mentorium supports students in their bachelor's and master's theses as well as in house and seminar work. "Students of all subjects can to use our service throughout our studies through to graduation and promotion ", explains the entrepreneur the peculiarity of his offer.
Make a difference with a suitable offer
The spectrum from scientific proofreading or proofreading to formatting and plagiarism testing up to the linguistic, formal and graphical fine-tuning of the work. The analysis of statistical data as well as translations and transcriptions are also part of the service.
The texts are examined not only for linguistic correctness, but also the appropriate scientific style. For example, synonyms are suggested for content duplications. And finally, the student receives various correction versions of the text and the feedback of the lecturer.
Quality is ensured by a rigorous selection process among the editors, which only five percent of the applicants insist on: "Everyone has a scientific background, the translators and science lecturers are native speakers," says Trimceski, who now employs 80 staff and freelancers.
"We advise, but do not take away the writing from the students"
Ghostwriting expressly does not offer Mentorium, as Trimceski emphasizes: "Not only is this illegal, it also puts students in unwanted dependencies, so I strongly advise against using such dubious services," he says emphatically, clarifying how important is an advisory function:
"We advise and comment on mistakes, but do not remove the writing from the students, but only give hints about what they can do differently." That's a relief, but at the same time a coaching, says Trimceski: "Of course we take the work off of the students, but also get the feedback that they now have a better understanding of how scientific work works, especially when it comes to final theses we for a certain guarantee of success. "
Since not all students can afford a comprehensive editorial Mentorium annually awards 36 own scholarships to students and PhD students for the supervision of their theses. Further scholarships are from dedicated Company Sponsored.
"Many students work alongside their studies in order to finance themselves, but in the final phase of their studies, where the final thesis has to be written, the time for a student job is often not available, and we want to relieve students and encourage them with our scholarships "explains Georgia Trimceski. Funded students receive academic proofreading, professional formatting and a plagiarism check.
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For the future, Trimceski, who was able to win GZSZ star Susan Sideropoulos as a testimonial, plans to expand his service into a round-the-clock service:
"Right now we have a free one eBook 'Scientific work' brought out, which is offered as a PDF file, Apple iBook, Amazon Kindle. We want to support students from the first semester to the end with various services. The need is definitely there and we not only have the right concept, but also the experienced experts in the team. "
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